Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Jesus Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, Search, and Knock; God never turns away a sincere seeker.  In Second Kings the fifth chapter we have the wonderful story of Naaman being healed.  Naaman was a great general and a very important man. In his country people moved out of his way when he walked by, the people honored him and gave privilege to him. I am sure that he fully expected the man of God to greet him with the custom of his rank. But Elisha did not even come to the door to greet him.  He sent a servant to open the door and to tell Naaman what to do.  Now you can tell that the great General was not pleased at his greeting by Elisha or the instructions he was given. He was not use to such common treatment and he had his rank overlooked and his feelings hurt by Elisha. In fact he just got mad and started home.  He did not like the answer.  But God had sent a servant along with him to convinced him, since he had come this far and since he had received an answer, why not give it a try? You know of course that he did so and received complete healing.  I believe if Naaman had returned home without obeying he would have died of leprosy.  Maybe we die to our prayers because we don’t like the answers.

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